Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on the University of California Strike

(PHOTO CREDIT-IAN CASTRO) This morning, 48,000 Academic Workers across all 10 campuses of the University of California began their unfair labor practice strike over UC’s unlawful conduct thwarting progress at the bargaining tables.   Our union stands with our members in California as they fight for fairness and an equitable collective bargaining agreement. This strike

Statement of UAW President Ray Curry on Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day – a day of remembrance, reflection, and honor for those who have given much to serve our nation. As you celebrate this day with your family and communities, I encourage you to watch two videos which describe the special connection between UAW members and our nation’s veterans.  The first video tells

Statement From UAW President Ray Curry on Midterm Election Results

UAW congratulates the many UAW-endorsed candidates who won their elections on Tuesday.  We thank our active and retired member volunteers who did the hard work to ensure that UAW members voted at the polls or returned their ballots.  With new legislatures soon in place, we will continue advocating for our active and retired members and

Why This Tuesday Matters to UAW Members

In our democracy, we, the American people, vote to elect our leaders. The people, not politicians, have the final say in deciding who will represent us. We cannot afford to take this fundamental right lightly.  At the same time, it can be hard to make an informed choice as we are bombarded with attack ads

WPI Graduate Student Workers Win Their Union

Strong majority of Worcester Polytechnic Institutes’ Graduate Student Workers vote to unionize, adding momentum to the movement of academic organizing across the country. WORCESTER, MA – According to votes counted last night by the National Labor Relations Board, a majority of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s more than 550 Graduate Workers have voted to form their union,

Student Workers at Washington State University Successfully Form a Union

On Nov. 1, the choice to form a union by a strong majority of 1,500 graduate and undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistants, as well as Tutors and Graders and others (collectively known as Academic Student Employees or ASEs) was confirmed by the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission. Final certification is expected next week. Their

UAW Mourns the Passing of Former Region 9A Director Phil Wheeler

“The entire UAW family today expresses great sadness at the passing of Phil Wheeler,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “Phil was a tough leader who never shied away from taking on companies. Under his tough exterior was a man who loved the labor movement, UAW members and fighting for social justice.” Phil became a UAW member in

UAW President Ray Curry Statement on the Election of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil

Detroit, MI — The UAW congratulates fellow autoworker, honorary UAW member, and long-time friend, President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, for his globally crucial victory in Sunday’s presidential election against right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Lula’s return to the presidency comes at a moment of acute political and social tensions in Brazil,

UAW Files a Petition for Election at Ultium Cells, LLC

Detroit, MI — Today, the International Union, UAW filed a petition for election with the Cleveland office of the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of approximately 900 workers at Ultium Cells, LLC in Warren Ohio. “A majority of Ultium workers have signed cards authorizing the UAW to represent them,” says UAW President Ray Curry. 

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